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Samsung chief strategy uses Apple products, praises Apple's ecosystem

Samsung chief strategy officer uses Apple products, praises Apple's ecosystem

Samsung’s new chief strategy officer, Young Sohn, seems to be something of an Apple fan, owning several Apple products, including an iPhone and a Mac. While he also owns a Samsung devices for work, Sohn says that Apple’s iCloud and otherwise tight integration between devices makes their products...
Sometimes an iCloud icon is just an iCloud icon

Sometimes an iCloud icon is just an iCloud icon

As part of its massive redesign, iTunes 11 includes a curious iCloud icon at the top left, just beside the media type selector drop down. What does this iCloud icon mean? What does it want from us? Matthew Panzarino investigated and shared his findings on Robot Tuxedo: Clicking on it does...
How to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes 11

How to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes 11

If you buy your music, TV shows, and music from iTunes, iTunes 11 makes it easier than ever to download, and re-download all that content thanks to iTunes in the Cloud. With iTunes in the Cloud, even if you no longer have a song, film, or episode you previously bought on your Mac or Windows PC,...
iCloud and the problem with opaque sync

iCloud and the problem with opaque sync

iCloud was meant to make data ubiquitous -- to magically handle syncing everything that really needs syncing between iOS and OS X devices, so users simply have the most up-to-date stuff, backed up and available, all the time and everywhere, without worrying. And it is. Except when it isn't. And...
Apple alerting users to reserved iCloud email addresses

Apple alerting users to reserved iCloud email addresses

Apple has begun sending out emails to inform iCloud users that @icloud.com email addresses have been reserved for them. These seem to be directed towards previous MobileMe users who had @me.com (or legacy @mac.com) addresses. I don't recall email addresses being reserved following the mac.com to...
Eddie Cue profiled

Eddy Cue, Apple's newly appointed head of everything services, gets profiled

Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, is now really, truly in change of everything data and ecommerce driven at Apple, thanks to the recent management shakeups. That includes Siri and iOS 6 Maps, both of which have received negative feedback during their...
iPad mini event - by the numbers

iPad mini event - by the numbers

As usual, Apple kicked off today's event with lots of impressive numbers. We're still waiting to hear about the iPad mini, but here's what Apple's been willing to brag about so far. 5 million iPhone 5 units sold on the first weekend 100 million iPads sold 200 million devices running iOS...
Apple begins construction on Prineville data center

Apple begins construction on Prineville data center

Apple has started the first phase of construction of its new data center in Prineville, Oregon. The construction of the first of two buildings will cost Apple $68 million, and the building will be 338,000 square feet and contain two “data halls”. Future plans include a second building identical...
Apple acquires HTML5-focused startup Particle

Apple acquires HTML5-focused startup Particle

Apple has acquired Particle, a firm specializing in the design of HTML5 websites and web apps. Particle has previously done some HTML5 work for Apple, along with others such as Google, Amazon, and Motorola and they are also behind video sharing service Robo.to. The deal for the acquisition...
Apple adds shared reminders to iCloud web app

Apple adds shared reminders to iCloud web app

Apple is continuing with its expansion of the iCloud web app which now has the added ability to share reminders with others. Last month Apple added Notes and Reminders to the web app but missed out the ability to share reminders; that has now been added and you can share reminders with other iCloud...
Apple extends complimentary iCloud storage upgrades until September 2013

Apple extends complimentary iCloud storage upgrades until September 2013

Apple has been emailing previous MobileMe customers, including iMore's own writer-at-large, Chad Garrett, informing them that complimentary storage boost they received during the iCloud transition has been extended again, this time until September 2013. Here's the email: When you moved your...
The importance of multiple backups for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

The importance of multiple backups for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

iOS 6 was the first full iOS update offered over-the-air (OTA) using Apple's bit-differential, update-in-place iCloud system. That should make for faster, more convenient updates for current devices, and easier migrations to new devices. But the thing is, when pushing around billions of bits,...
Are you seeing an unexpected iCloud storage boost to 25GB... until 2050?

Are you seeing an unexpected iCloud storage boost to 25GB... until 2050?

It's either our birthdays come early or a glitch that will lead to a lot of disappointment, but a ton of people over the last 24 hours are seeing their iCloud storage listed at a complementary 25GB, valid until 2050. What makes this sudden swelling especially curious is the timing -- it's...
iOS 6 preview: Shared Photo Streams

iOS 6 preview: Shared Photo Streams

Photo Stream debuted in iOS 5 as part of iCloud and while it offered some nifty automatic backup and sync store and push features, it lacked a lot of the sharing and gallery features that made Mobile Me so family friendly. Now, with iOS 6, Apple is adding sharing back to their cloud photo...
How to delete old backups and other ways to free up space in iCloud

How to delete old backups and other ways to free up space in iCloud

iCloud automagically backs up all of the data on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. So, if you ever lose, replace, update, or simply restore your device, you can easily get back to right where you left off. Unfortunately, iCloud backup is so automagical that it can quickly fill up the 5GB Apple...
How to restore your iPhone or iPad from an iCloud backup

How to restore your iPhone or iPad from an iCloud backup

If you're upgrading, replacing, or restoring your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, using iCloud can get you back up and running in no time. Unlike restoring from iTunes, you don't need to plug right into the specific Mac or Windows PC that holds your iTunes library. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection...
MobileMe: 2008 to 2012. Or, the deconstruction of failed sync

MobileMe: 2008 to 2012. Or, the deconstruction of failed sync

This is how MobileMe ends, swallowed in iCloud but not in darkness. Our information and documents will live on -- the stored and pushed and streamed content of our iPhones and iPads and Macs, unto the next generation. Apple has created the service we would have wished for MobileMe. And now its...
How to access iTunes in the Cloud TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and PC

How to access iTunes in the Cloud TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and PC

iTunes in the Cloud is part of iCloud, and lets you re-download or stream your previously purchased TV shows -- and music, movies, iBooks, and apps -- from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, or Windows or Mac PC. If you switch devices regularly, or don't want to take up space storing TV...
International readers, here's how to set up and use iTunes Movies in the Cloud

International readers, here's how to set up and use iTunes Movies in the Cloud

Apple has just unleashed iTunes Movies in the Cloud internationally, including the U.K., Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and parts of Latin American, Asia Pacific, and Europe. If you just got iTunes Movies in the Cloud in your country, you can now re-download many -- but not all -- your iTunes...
How to use iCloud to share appointments, apps, and more for the whole family

How to use iCloud to share appointments, apps, and more for the whole family

If you have a family and more than one iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch floating around, iCloud can make it much easier to share everything from doctors appoints to game purchases, but it can be a challenge to set things up perfectly. Deciding which devices sync which services, and what if any...

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